- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
Equivalent to about twelve ounces
- A weight. [WEIGHTS AND MEASURES]
- A sum of money put in the Old Testament, (1 Kings 10:17; Ezra 2:69; Nehemiah 7:71) for the Hebrew maneh , worth in silver about . In the parable of the ten pounds, (Luke 19:12-27) the reference appears to be to a Greek pound, a weight used as a money of account, of which sixty went to the talent. It was worth to .
POUND, noun [Latin pondo, pondus, weight, a pound; pendo, to weigh, to bend.]
1. A standard weight consisting of twelve ounces troy or sixteen ounces avoirdupois.
2. A money of account consisting of twenty shillings, the value of which is different in different countries. The pound sterling is equivalent to $4.44.44 cts. money of the United States. In New England and Virginia, the pound is equal to $3 1/3; in New York to $2 1/2.
POUND, noun An inclosure erected by authority, in which cattle or other beasts are confined when taken in trespassing, or going at large in violation of law; a pin-fold.
POUND, verb transitive To confine in a public pound
POUND, verb transitive
1. To beat; to strike with some heavy instrument, and with repeated blows, so as to make an impression.
With cruel blows she pounds her blubber'd cheeks.
2. To comminute and pulverize by beating; to bruise or break into fine parts by a heavy instrument; as, to pound spice or salt.
Loud strokes with pounding spice the fabric rend.
POUND'AGE, noun [from pound.] A sum deducted from a pound, or a certain sum paid for each pound.
1. In England, a subsidy of 12d. in the pound, granted to the crown on all goods exported or imported, and if by aliens, more.
POUND'BREACH, noun The breaking of a public pound for releasing beasts confined in it.
POUND'ED, participle passive Beaten or bruised with a heavy instrument; pulverized or broken by pounding.
1. Confined in a pound; impounded.
POUND'ER, noun A postle; the instrument of pounding.
1. A person or thing denominated from a certain number of pounds; as a cannon is called a twelve-pounder; a person of ten pounds annual income is called a ten-pounder; a note or bill is called a ten-pounder.
2. A large pear.
Pound foolish. The phrase, penny wise and pound foolish, signified negligent in the care of large sums, but careful to save small sums.
POUND'ING, participle present tense Beating; bruising; pulverizing; impounding.